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29 Behold, there come seven Years of great Plenty, throughout all the Land of Egypt.
30 And there shall arise after them seven Years of Famine, and all the Plenty shall be forgotten in the Land of Egypt : and the Famine shall consume the Land.
31 And the Plenty shall not be known in the Land, by reason of that Famine following: for it shall be very grievous.
32 And for that the Dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the Thing is established by God, and God will fortly bring it to pass.
33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a Man discreet and wise, and set him over the Land of Egypt.
34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint Officers over the Land, and take up the fifth Part of the Land of Egypt in the seven plenteous Years.
35 And let them gather all the Food of those good Years that come, and lay up Corn under the Hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep Food in the Cities.
36 And that Food shall be for Store to the Land, against the seven Years of Famine, which shall be in the Land of Egypt; that the Land perish not through the Famine.
37 And the Thing was good in the Eyes of Pharaoh, and in the Eyes of all his Servants.
38 And Pharaoh said unto his Servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a Man in whom the Spirit of God is?
39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, forasmuch as God hath fhewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art.
40 8 Thou shalt be over 3 Psal. cv. 17 He sent a Man bemy House, and according un- fore them, even Joseph who was fold
a to thy Word shall all my Peo 18 Whole Feet they hurt with Fer• ple be ruled : only in the TERS: he was laid in Iron. Throne will I be greater than
19 Until the Time that his WORD
came : the WORD of the LORD TRIED thou.
him. 41 And Paraoh said unto 20 The King rent and loosed him : JOSEPH, See, I have set thee even the Raler of the People, and
go . over all the Land of Egypt. 21 He made him LORD of his House,
42 And Pharaoh took off and Ruler of all his Subftance. his Ring from his Hand, and and Jacob sojourned in the Land of
23 Israel also came into Egypt : put it upon Joseph's Hand, Ham. and arayed him in Vestures of fine Linen, and put a Gold Chain about his Neck.
43 And he made him to ride in the second Chariot which he had ; and they cried before him, Bow the Knee : and he made him Ruler over all the Land of Egypt.
44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no Man lift up his Hand or Foot in all the Land of Egypt.
45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's Name Zaphnath-paaneah ; and he gave him to Wife Asenath the Daughter of Poti-pherah Priest of On: and Joseph went out over all the Land of Egypt.
46 And Joseph was thirty Years old when he stood before Pharaoh King of Egypt : And Joseph went out from the Presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the Land of Egypt.
47 And in the seven plenteous Years the Earth brought forth by Handfuls.
48 And he gathered up all the Food of the seven Years, which were in the Land of Egypt, and laid up the Food in the Cities : the Food of the Field which was round about every City, laid he up in the same.
49 And Joseph gathered Corn as the Sand of the Sea, very much, until he left numbring : for it was without Number.
50 And unto Joseph were born two Sons, before the Years of Famine came : which Asenath the Daughter of Potipherah Priest of On bare unto him.
51 And Jofeph called the Name of the first-born Manafseh : for God, said he, hath made me forget all my Toil, and all my Father's House.
52 And the Name of the second called he Ephraim : for God hath caused me to be fruitful in the Land of my Affiction.
53 And the seven Years of Plenteousness that was in the Land of Egypt were ended.
54 And the seven Years of Dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said : and the Dearth was in all Lands; but in all the Land of Egypt there was Bread.
55 And when all the Land of Egypt was famished, the People cried to Pharaoh for Bread : and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph ; what he faith to you, do.
56 And the Famine was over ail the Face of the Earth : and Joseph opened all the Storehouses, and fold unto the
Egyptians; and the Famine waxed fore in the Land of Egypt.
57 And all Countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy Corn ; because that the Famine was so lore in all Lands.
CHA P. XLII.
i Jacob sendeth his ten Sons to buy Corn in Egypt : 6 They
are imprisoned by Joseph for Spies : 18 They are set at Liberty, on Condition to bring Benjamin : 21 They have Remorse for Joseph. 24 Simeon is kept for a Pledge. 25 They return with Corn and their Money : 29 Their Relation to Jacob. 38 Jacob refufcth to send Benjamin.
CH A P. XLIII.
i Jacob is hardly perswaded to send Benjamin. 15 Joseph en
tertaineth his Brethren : 31 He maketh them a Feajt.
ND the Famine was sore in the Land.
2 And it came to pass when they had eaten up the Corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their Father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little Food.
3 Judah spake unto him, saying, The Man did folemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye Mall not see my Face, except your Brother be with you.
4 If thou wilt send our Brother with us, we will go down and buy thee Food.
5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down : for the Man said unto us, Ye shall not see my Face, except your Brother be with you.
6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the Man whether ye had yet a Brother?
7 And they said, The Man asked us straitly of our State, and of our Kindred, saying, Is your Father yet alive? have ye another Brother? and we told him according to the Tenor of these Words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your Brother down?
8 And Judah said unto Ifrael his Father, Send the Lad with me, and we will arise and go ; that we may live and not die, bath we, and thou, and also our little ones.
9 I will be Surety for him ; of my Hands shalt thou require him: If I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the Blame for ever.
10 For except we had lingred, surely now we had returned this second Time.
u And their Father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this ; take of the best Fruits of the Land in your Vefsels, and carry down the Man a Present, a little Balm, a little Honey, Spices, and Myrrhe, Nuts, and Almonds.
12 And take double Money in your Hand: and the Money that was brought again in the Mouth of your Sacks, carry it again in your Hands; peradventure it was an Overfight.
13 Take also your Brother, and arise, go again unto the Man.
14 And GoD ALMIGHTY give you Mercy before the Man, that he may send away your other Brother, and Benjamin : if I be bereaved of my CHILDREN, I am bereaved.
15 And the Men took that Present, and they took double Money in their Hand, and Benjamin ; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Jofeph,
16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the Ruler of his House, Bring these Men home, and Nay, and make ready : for these Men shall dine with me at Noon.
17 And the Man did as Joseph bade : and the Man brought the Men into Joseph's House.
18 And the Men were afraid, because they were brought into Jofeph's House, and they said, Because of the Money that was returned in our Sacks at the first Time, are we brought in ; that he may seek Occafion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for Bond-men, and our Afles.
19 And they came near to the Steward of Joseph's House, and they communed with him at the Door of the House,
20 And said, O Sir, we came indeed down at the first Time to buy Food.
21 And it came to pass when we came to the Inn, that we opened our Sacks, and behold, every Man's Money was in the Mouth of the Sack, our Money in full Weight: and we have brought it again in our Hand.
22 And other Money have we brought down in our. Hands to buy Food; we cannot tell who put our Money in pur Sacks.
23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not : your God and the God of your Father hath given you Treasure in your Sacks : I had your Money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.
24 And the Man brought the Men into Joseph's House, and gave them Water, and they washed their Feet, and he gave their Afles Provender.
25 And they made ready the Present against Joseph came at Noon : for they heard that they should eat Bread there.
26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the Present which was in their Hand into the House, and bowed themselves to him to the Earth.
27 And he asked them of their Welfare, and said, Is your Father well, the old Man of whom ye spake? is he yet alive?
28 And they answered, Thy Servant our Father is in good Health, he is yet alive: and they bowed down their Heads, and made Obeisance.
29 And he lifted up his Eyes, and saw his Brother Benjamin, his Mother's Son, and said, Is this your younger Brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my Son.
30 And Joseph made hafte? for his Bowels did yern upon his Brother: and he fought where to weep, and he entred into his Chamber, and wept there.
31 And he washed his Face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on Bread.
32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves : because the Egyptians might not eat Bread with the Hebrews; for that is an Abomination to the Egyptians.
33 And they sat before him, the First-born according to his Birth-right, and the youngest according to his Youth: and the Men marvelled one at another.
34 And he took and sent Mesles unto them from before him : but Benjamin's Mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.
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